Boeing already hiring technicians ahead 737 MAX un-grounding

Daily Newsletter | August 22, 2019
Within less than a month, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued two airworthiness directives addressing issues detected in certain members of the Airbus A320 family – the A321neo and A320neo. The issues, although of different origins and appearing under specific conditions, relate to the aircraft’s angle of attack protection and could potentially lead to an excessive pitch scenario, the agency stated. Some aviation professionals have noted that the issue in both cases is similar to the one that the MCAS software on the Boeing 737 MAX was developed to address.
Air New Zealand is awaiting its last remaining out-of-service Rolls-Royce engines to return to operation in the upcoming months, the airline has revealed announcing its latest financial results. The flag carrier has been hit by several rounds of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 problems that continue to affect its operations.
Qantas Airways is to make the final decision on which aircraft to choose for its Project Sunrise by the end of December 2019. So far, two aircraft by rivals Airbus and Boeing are competing for the future task to carry passengers on ultra-long-haul routes from the east coast of Australia to London and New York. 
In focus
Investigation into a mid-air engine explosion on an Air France Airbus A380 in 2017 has reportedly brought to light some troubling findings that might prompt the plane maker to declare urgent checks on some of its superjumbos. A report by Reuters indicates that France’s BEA air accident investigation agency has identified a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently recovered part of one of the aircraft’s engines that abruptly disintegrated in-flight and disappeared in an ice sheet in Greenland.
Qantas Airways is about to make the world’s first direct flight from New York to Sydney by a commercial airline. The airline is launching three ultra-long-haul research flights, as part of the “Project Sunrise”. Around 19-hour long non-stop flights will head off from London (the United Kingdom) and New York (the United States) to Sydney (Australia) with the goal to gather data about inflight passenger and crew health and wellbeing.
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